Book descriptions clockwise from top left.
by Pat Hutchins
A little girl invites a talented friend to a sleepover. When the friend turns out to be afraid of the dark, the little girl shows us what best friends are for.
by Adam Relf
Fox sets out to make some friends by building them out of sticks. When some other animals come out to help, Fox discovers what friends really are.
by Lisa Jahn-Clough
Two young friends enjoy being with each other until one of them gets a toy he is unwilling to share.
by Miriam Cohen
When Jim goes to school for the first time, he worries he won’t make any friends. Then, Jim finds someone who feels the same way.
by Cheri J. Meiners
This book demonstrates how to cooperate with others, get along, make friends and be a good friend. There are also some suggested games parents can play to help kids practice these skills.
by Jez Alborough
A young boy discovers that friends come in all shapes and sizes, and that bears can have teddies, too.
by Fred Rogers
Mr. Rogers explains the emotions kids feel when struggling to make friends, as well as some ways to resolve conflicts.
Lovable Franklin learns how to make friends in four stories – Franklin Has a Sleepover, Franklin’s Bad Day, Franklin’s New Friend and Franklin’s Secret Club.
Do your kids (or you) struggle with making friends? Do you know of any ways to overcome social fears?
Check out this post on making friends over at Crayons and Freckles. It’s a refreshingly honest perspective, and there are some great suggestions in the comments.